Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City: Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami
by Alex Stepick;Sarah J Rey TerryMahler (9780813544595)

Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City: Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami
 
Alex Stepick;Sarah J Rey TerryMahler
Release Date: 01 March 2009
Format: Hardback
Pages: 285
Category: Social & Cultural Aspects
ISBN: 9780813544595
ISBN-10: 0813544599



In addition to being a religious countryaover ninety percent of Americans believe in Godathe United States is also home to more immigrants than ever before. Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City focuses on the intersection of religion and civic engagement among Miamias immigrant and minority groups. The contributors examine the role of religious organizations in developing social relationships and how these relationships affect the broader civic world. Essays, for example, consider the role of leadership in the promotion and creation of acivic social capitala in a Haitian Catholic church, transnational ties between Cuban Catholics in Miami and Havana, and several African-American congregations that serve as key comparisons of civic engagement among minorities.

This book is important not only for its theoretical contributions to the sociology of religion, but also because it gives us a unique glimpse into immigrantsa civic and religious lives in urban America.

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